How to Make a Song from Apple Music Your iPhone Ringtone?

When an appealing tune catches you while you’re listening to Apple Music, will an idea ever pop up in your mind that you can make an exclusive ringtone from Apple Music on your iPhone? Since Apple Music is claimed to play over 100 million songs, you’re able to make your custom ringtones as many songs as you want. In the following, a detailed guide will show you how to make ringtones from Apple Music and transfer them to your iPhone in 2 ways. Let’s grasp the idea below.

Heads-up: How to Effortlessly Download Protected Apple Music Tracks?

The first thing is to download your favorite songs from Apple Music. However, tracks on Apple Music are all protected and encrypted with DRM (Digital Rights Management). Even if you have an Apple Music membership, it allows you to download songs for offline playback only. You cannot export the downloads to make Apple Music ringtones. In this case, an Apple Music Converter is needed.
MuConvert Apple Music Converter is an exclusive desktop program developed to remove Apple DRM protection and freely download online protected tracks from Apple Music to digital audio formats like MP3, M4A, FLAC, and MAV. After that, you can easily make your own Apple Music ringtones.
  • Enable instant download with its built-in Apple Music web player.
  • Can decrypt and decode Apple ALAC and AAC songs to popular shareable formats.
  • Support to download Apple Lossless music of CD sound quality in up to 320kbps.
  • Enable batch download for multiple songs, playlists, and albums in Apple Music.
  • Save ID3 Tags and metadata such as title, artist, album, cover artwork, etc.
  • Reach up to 7X faster music downloading rate under a stable internet connection.
  • Downloaded audio files are able to be offline playback on any media player.
  • Work perfectly on Windows 11/10/8/7/XP and macOS X 10.12 or later.
MuConvert Apple Music Converter provides users with an intuitive user interface and takes only 3 steps to get Apple Music tracks with ease. Note that you should install the latest version of iTunes in advance, because the program will utilize some features of iTunes without opening it.

STEP 1. Locate Desired Songs

The first thing to do is to download and install MuConvert Apple Music Converter on your computer. Then you need to log in with your Apple ID (Non-subscribers are supported) so that MuConvert Apple Music Converter can access your favorite songs. You should then be aware of the Red button on the right. Now, you may want to quickly locate your desired songs with the Search bar.
  • To download a single song, click on the song and move it to the Red button.
  • To download multiple songs, click the Red button in a playlist or an album info page.
Add Apple Music Songs to Convert

STEP 2. Set up MuConvert

Then, go to the ≡ button on the upper right. In the Preferences option, you should set up the Output Folder in which to save the Apple Music tracks and go to the Advanced tab to set up the Output Format, SampleRate, and Bitrate. Better audio quality will lead to a larger file size.
Advanced Settings on Converter

STEP 3. Download Apple Music

After you click on the Red button, the program will start fetching data from Apple Music and bring up a window with music previews. Please make your selections and click the Convert All button to begin decoding the selected songs to MP3, M4A, or MAV on your desktop.
Select Output Format

Method 1: How to Set Apple Music as Ringtone on iPhone via iTunes?

After you download Apple Music songs onto your desktop, you can make Apple Music ringtones with iTunes ringtone maker and then sync the tracks to your iPhone. If you have no idea how it works, you can follow the instructions step by step to get it done.
STEP 1. Launch iTunes and look for the song you want to make a ringtone from the music library.
STEP 2. Right-click on the song and select the Song Info option to bring up more information.
Show Song Info
STEP 3. Select the Options tab and set up the Start and Stop time to a 30s period, because Apple limits ringtones up to 30 seconds. Then, click OK to go on.
Trim the Track
STEP 4. Now, back to the song and go to File – Convert – Create AAC format to create an audio clip. Your original song remains unchanged.
Create AAC Version
STEP 5. Right-click on the ringtone and choose Show in Finder on Mac or open Windows Explorer to locate the ringtone.
STEP 6. Modify the file extension from .m4a to .m4r, because Apple uses .m4r extension for ringtones on iPhone.
Change to M4R
STEP 7. Hook up your iPhone to iTunes and navigate to the Tones tab when connected.
STEP 8. Drag and put the ringtone in Tones and it’ll automatically sync to your iPhone.
STEP 9. On your iPhone, tap Settings – Sound & Haptics – Ringtone to locate the track and set it as a standard ringtone on your iPhone.
Set iPhone Ringtone

Method 2: How to Make a Song from Apple Music Your Ringtone?

In addition to the previous way of using iTunes, you can try this method if you prefer to do all the procedures on iPhone without iTunes. We’re going to transfer Apple Music to iPhone by DoTrans and make your custom ringtone using the GarageBand app. Let’s get to know about these two tools in advance.
DoTrans is a powerful tool to efficiently transfer tracks, files, contracts, and messages across platforms in an easy and secure way, while GarageBand is a versatile music creation studio with lots of built-in instruments allowing users to make music or podcasts on their own.
STEP 1. Go to DoTrans Official Site and install the program on your Windows or Mac.
STEP 2. Connect your iPhone to DoTrans using a USB cable. You’ll be prompted to trust the computer. You should click Trust to proceed.
STEP 3. The info of your iPhone will be shown on the screen. Now, select the Music tab from the left menu.
STEP 4. Locate the Apple Music tracks and click the Phone icon to quickly transfer the songs to your iPhone.
Transfer Music from PC to Mobile


Note that users can also upload Apple Music to Dropbox on your desktop and download the tracks to iPhone.
STEP 5. Now, turn to use GarageBand, and select any instrument to go on, for instance, KEYBOARD.
STEP 6. Tap the Project icon and go on with the Loop icon. Then, switch to the Music tab.
GarageBand Project and Loop
STEP 7. Locate the track you want to make a custom ringtone in Songs and drop it as the second track.
STEP 8. Manually trim the track to a 30s-long clip for your liking. You can play it back while adjusting the audio.
STEP 9. Tap the Downward icon and select My Songs. Now, long-press on it to select the Share option.
My Songs in GarageBand
STEP 10. Choose Ringtone and Export the ringtone. Next, tap Use sound as to set your personalized ringtone as Standard Ringtone, Standard Text Tone, or Assign to contact.
Set iPhone Ringtone in Garageband
That’s the end of the post. The procedure is a bit complicated, but you’ll easily handle it by following the steps. Everything is difficult at the beginning for newbies, and then you can enjoy your own ringtones of your favorite Apple Music. However, don’t forget to answer the phone call.